Agricultural scientist, the "father of the Green Revolution"

Reference

Norman Borlaug - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
"Norman Ernest Borlaug (March 25, 1914 – September 12, 2009) was an American agronomist, humanitarian, and Nobel laureate who has been deemed the father of the Green Revolution. Borlaug was one of only six people to have won the Nobel Peace Prize, the Presidential Medal of Freedom and the Congressional Gold Medal. He was also a recipient of the Padma Vibhushan, India's second-highest civilian honor. ..."

Born

25 Mar 1914, Norman Ernest Borlaug, in Cresco, Iowa

Died

12 Sep 2009, in Dallas, Texas

Articles

Norman Earnest Borlaug - Hero of the Day, by John C. LeGere, The Daily Objectivist, 2000
35 Heroes of Freedom: Celebrating the people who have made the world groovier and groovier since 1968, Reason, Dec 2003
List of individuals who, according to Reason editors, have "have made the world a freer, better, and more libertarian place by example, invention, or action" (includes the unknown martyr of Tiananmen Square and a generic "The Yuppie")
"The 'father of the Green Revolution' is one Nobel Peace Prize winner (1970) who fully deserved the honor. ... he remains an outspoken critic of environmentalists who attack the biotechnology that will help wipe out world hunger ... and of kleptocrats who fill their own stomachs while their citizens starve."

Interviews

Billions Served: Norman Borlaug interviewed by Ronald Bailey, by Ronald Bailey, Reason, Apr 2000